Costume :Emperor Mateus
Variant :Dissidia
Source :Final Fantasy 2 / Final Fantasy Dissidia
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Hyper Japan Oct 2010

Costume Photos


Full shot

I really want to remake this :s

That's one beautiful t-shirt, innit.

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Costume Information

In my usual style of having a giant fetish for overridingly fabulous villains, I thought cosplaying Sparkle McSparkleface Emperor would be good fun~

I'm... I'm kind of scared of sculpting those crotch faces. And the wing-things. And his giant spikey stick :\

I can hear my wallet weep already...


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by Freyarule on Thursday, 1 July, 2010 - 11:56
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by Loxes on Saturday, 3 July, 2010 - 22:50
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Yeah, you guys had better be excited <3

by Clood on Saturday, 3 July, 2010 - 23:04
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Lycra is my favourite material! suits you :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 8 July, 2010 - 19:22
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yaaaay angry knee face ^_^ i wanna see angry crotch face XDD

by tousen_218 on Saturday, 10 July, 2010 - 12:02
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Looking great so far!

Good luck with this :|

by GAINAX on Sunday, 11 July, 2010 - 19:48
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ryukredapples > I love wearing lycra, but good lord is it a bitch on the sewing machine. Slippery little... >8[

Mr. Sazh > you're gonna have to wait a bit for the crotch monster, I'm afraid ;3 though, thinking of giving it glowing eyes. Hoho...

Gainax > I'm going to need it, but thank you~ <3
... just thought I'd take the opportunity and reveal that I had a bit more than a little fangasm at the sight of your Terra at Expo. Just sayin' >8B *derp derp derp*

by Clood on Monday, 12 July, 2010 - 20:03
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YEAY! I'm glad someone did! Really looking forward to the Dissidia group now :D We're going to rock!

by GAINAX on Monday, 12 July, 2010 - 23:38
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OMG!!! I can't wait to see this. This is gong to be epic.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 23:34
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by Freyarule on Monday, 30 August, 2010 - 19:00
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This is all looking so amazing *______*
Cannot wait to see it finished! It's going to look SO awesome, I'm sure!

by x-Blade-x on Saturday, 4 September, 2010 - 20:24
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Thanks dudes~
I hope it looks good when all put together... D8

by Clood on Sunday, 5 September, 2010 - 22:10
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Florence is adorable <3 :D

by Freyarule on Friday, 10 September, 2010 - 10:14
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*___* Will this be ready for Hyper Japan? I'd love to see it! (and btw which day(s) are you going?)

by Pez on Thursday, 23 September, 2010 - 11:41
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I will make this ready for Hyper Japan at all costs C8<
I'll be there on Saturday in this (... fully ready or not) for sure, though I'm not overly sure about Sunday <3 Depends how much there is to do/how much money I have.

by Clood on Thursday, 23 September, 2010 - 19:11
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Awesome. :D I'll be there on Saturday as well. Ahahaha I'm quite worried about getting changed there, haven't been to the venue before. Either way this is going to be epic!

by Pez on Friday, 24 September, 2010 - 11:35
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Welll, according to Emily there are some massive changing rooms, so they're probably free for you usage but... I can't really carry half this stuff any other way than wearing it. GOING TO BE THE BEST BUS RIDE EVERRRR.

by Clood on Saturday, 25 September, 2010 - 23:43
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o. . .m. . g. . . progress is looking so amazing!!! Your so amazing as usual =D

by Zelda on Saturday, 25 September, 2010 - 23:50
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it looks so awesomeeeeeeeeeee <3

by tousen_218 on Sunday, 26 September, 2010 - 19:38
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I cannot wait to see this. IT LOOKS EPIC X3

by Freyarule on Sunday, 26 September, 2010 - 20:53
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coming together nicley

by Jestar on Thursday, 30 September, 2010 - 20:28
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lookin great so far!

by InfiniteJester on Thursday, 30 September, 2010 - 20:39
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Amazing work so far! *_*

by MoonLily on Thursday, 30 September, 2010 - 20:44


by goodbyeworld on Thursday, 30 September, 2010 - 20:49
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Very epic indeed! Loved the horns especially.

by Storme on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 11:05
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Great to see you yesterday! Loved your costume, seems even more uncomfortable than mine to wear lol. Take care and REMEMBER TO EAT, girl!

by Pez on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 11:19
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Oh wow the Emperor - never thought I'd see someone try this :O You look amazing and fabulous! Wonderful job :D

by Ino on Sunday, 19 June, 2011 - 23:42
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I wish I'd seen this in person =(

by Manticore on Friday, 16 September, 2011 - 12:07
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Looks absolutely amazing.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 5 December, 2012 - 05:27

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Test run complete~! So now I have a month to fix it... (Posted 3rd October 2010)

I didn't actually get a photo with everything on - massive derp. To put that into context:

Had somewhere between an awesome and traumatising day at Hyper Japan yesterday, but nevertheless it provided me with some pretty valuable knowledge...

Basically, everything lasted for about an hour or two before the knocking became too much for it and the velcro just kind of... died. I suspect this is largely due to the fact that lycra doesn't seem to like stick on velcro. Stuff fell off, but none of it broke as a result, so fnnngh thank god.

One wing managed to cling on for dear life, but the other had velcro trauma and died, so looks like I'll be adding lead inserts in the front to balance the weight better and it's wing harness time. My staff also kind of snapped in half (which isn't all that surprising, given the clay at the join hadn't actually set the night before and was held together by painted duct tape 8,D). SO, I ended up on stage with things awkwardly hanging on, one wing and the top half of my staff with the other lying somewhere back stage. The photos make me criinnnnge.


Looks like my wig will also need some tlc to return it to its original glory in time for Expo.

At any rate, I can safely say that when it's all on it looks pretty badass.

On being permanently surrounded by glue, wire and newspaper. (Posted 15th August 2010)

Spent my last free week of summer wrestling with wires to make the shoulder wing shapes. It has... been somewhere between a success and failure. At least, one worked, and the other refuses to. Hurr, well, at least other things have been more cooperative~!

On the material front, cape is pretty much done (though cba to stand up and take a pic of it) sans collar, and my jumpsuit now has sleeves and almost has its gloves attached.

Just started on the gauntlets today, though I figure I'll need to saunter out at some point at get me some more thin, pliable wire as my thicker stuff has decided to act like a jerkface Pokemon that won't stay in its pokeball 8\

I'm kinda debating whether to go with gesso or paperclay for coating/strengthening stuff at the moment. I might go for a healthy mixture of both~

Time to be really picky~! (Posted 17th July 2010)

Whenever I see Emprawr around, his jumpsuit always seems darker than the material I bought, so I&#039;ll be dyeing it to satisfy my crazy need for nitpicking &lt;3

In other news, I now have giant sheets of styrene for armour coating, wire mesh, wires, spray paint... Now I just need to start the armour properly.
I&#039;m still terrified of the wing things. I don&#039;t even know how I&#039;m going to pull those off :\